13-year-old boy shot in head from brother's gun dies

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Published: Jul. 19, 2018 at 11:10 AM EDT
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Authorities say a 13-year-old boy received a gunshot to the head from his brother's gun and has died.

The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County Medical Examiner's Office hasn't ruled on the official cause of death for the boy it identified as Joesus West. He died Tuesday night after he was shot Sunday inside his Cleveland home.

Cleveland police say investigators are trying to determine how the boy was shot.

The boy's 17-year-old brother told police he was in the bed next to his younger brother and a gun he had found earlier was on his bed. Police reports say the teen said he rolled over while on his cell phone, heard a gunshot and saw his brother was shot.

Police reports say the teen called 911 and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived.